role: founder, producer, and performer (1997-1998)
Launched on the eve of my 25th birthday, Momentum was an interactive dance series for emerging choreographers, like myself, performing their own work at the Mercury Lounge, a swanky martini bar. The platform filled a need for alternative performance opportunities in Ottawa and served as an entrypoint for choreographers coming from outside the area. Regular contributors toured Momentum to bar/venues in Peterborough and Toronto, and the concept inspired a spin-off in Montréal.
Dance artists, from across Canada, included Angela Jackson, Cori Caulfield, Joe Hiscott, Michèle Steinwald, Kelly Jean Starship, Robert Abubo, Meagan O’Shea, K. G. Guttman, Lana Morton, Pascale Léonard, Catrina Von Radecki, Shauna Elton, Maya Ostrofsky, Susie Burpee, along with musicians Anna Matthews and Michael Caffrey, amongst others.